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Indiana AG warns about unlicensed guards

Posted: 4:54 AM, Mar 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-15 10:53:56Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is going after companies across central Indiana that are accused of offering services without any training or licenses.

Indiana law requires any security guard agencies or private investigators to go through training - but none of these groups are allegedly following the rules.

These companies are being told to stop what they're doing. 

“It is important that the public can clearly identify law enforcement officials and licensed security guards who are trained and equipped to protect themselves and the public,” Zoeller said. "Having unlicensed individuals out in the field practicing as security guards creates confusion with our law enforcement officers should an incident occur and places the general public at risk, as well as deceives customers expecting a certain level of protection."

To check if a company you use is licensed, call the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency at 317-232-2980. To make a complaint with the Attorney General's Office, call 800-382-5516.

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